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Buying a brand new luxury car

I read this and this questions - although not all of the answers. My question is fairly similar to the first linked question although I have different circumstances. Context I am a 29-year old ...
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Extra money - pay mortage or invest?

Our situation: Both 28 years old Both working full time with stable jobs No debts (no student loans, cars are paid, etc.) except a 80$/month 0% interest 2 years loan for home furnitures. Family ...
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Taxes when you lose money in investments?

I've been wondering about the following scenario. Let's say you invest $10k in stock market. At the end of year 1, your investment has grown to $11k. The government taxes a percentage of that new ...
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Credit Card Interest Rates

From what I can see, the going fixed interest rate in the US and Canada with Visa, and MasterCard is about 20%. I almost never see a card with a lower interest rate than this. If I do see one it is a ...
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How does a pre-approved credit card offer, affect the probability of actual approval?

Facts My cousin in high school has ≤ $500 in her HSBC Canada accounts, and has never had any income or job. She has had only 1 Secured Credit Card with a $300 limit. She spends ≤ $90/month, and ...
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Is it possible to claim EI while contracting

My friend has been terminated from a full-time job recently by his employer due to Work Force Reduction. He is eligible to apply for claiming Employment Insurance from next month. Meanwhile he got a ...
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Withholding Agents in Canada

Hello everyone I had a quick question about Canadian banks. I have my investment accounts with my bank (big 5 bank). Legally when I buy the stocks they hold them for me, until I decide to sell them. ...
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Interactive broker commissions for a Canadian trading US and Canadian options

What commission will I be charged if I trade US options from Canada using Interactive Brokers ? Details of my question below : My question has 2 scenarios Options for Stocks Options for ETFs For ...
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How to grow wealth? [closed]

I just recently reached a financial goal of $20,000 in my savings and I'm looking for tips, advice, suggestions on how to make this money work for me and start growing , I'm open to everything and ...
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DRIP Vs. Cash Dividend in a taxable account - Which one is beneficial from the tax perspective?

I believe dividends are considered as an income and if you reinvest using DRIP it won't be income but capital gain later when you sell the stock? What are some advantages and disadvantages of doing ...
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Can I claim a UK or foreign charity donation as tax deductible in Canada?

Can I claim a UK charity donation as tax deductible in Canada? More generally, are charitable donations to foreign charities tax deductible in Canada?
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Why would a mortgagor need a postponement clause for a 2nd mortgage?

101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians (2006). Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B.. p. 40 Bottom. The author replicated the quote benaeth in his other book (unrighteously?). Secondary Financing ...
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Why would a shrewd lender lend for a condominium whose lease is shorter than the length of the land lease?

101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians (2006). Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B.. p. 44. Leasehold Mortgage A leasehold mortgage is a mortgage on a house or condominium where the land is ...
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Will an international student owe capital gain taxes upon selling the property if they didn't live there for 4 years?

I am trying to figure out the Capital Gain taxes on a property in Toronto. I am very new to this, so sorry if I say something weird. I live in a condo, which I own, and I am thinking of renting it. ...
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Tax free savings account

I know that this type of account does not exist in the US. For those who know, is there absolutely no tax deducted from my earnings when I invest in stocks? For example, if I turn 10000 to 1 million, ...
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Corporate tax & GST/HST tax - Canada

I've started self incorporated small business in Canada, registered with Ontario province in 2017. As per corporate tax structure, both corporate tax return and GST/HST return is filed by end of ...
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Disposing of hardware item from current assets, is the reduction in assets posted to equity or special loss account?

I'm disposing of an old laptop that is broken and completely unusable. Let's say it was purchased for $1000 before taxes, already been accounted for in Current Assets since the date of purchase, and ...
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Penalty for withdrawing from RRSP and putting it back into another RRSP

If I take money out of my RRSP and put it back in an RRSP with a different bank, is there a penalty? To avoid the penalty, I guess there needs to be a straight RRSP --> RRSP transfer?
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Can you Pay off an Auto Loan Without the Account Number?

My dad got me a Honda for my 18th birthday. I wish to pay off the remaining balance as a nice gesture and also so I can get a new car. I would like for it to be a surprise. I believe the loan ...
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What documents do I need to sell a real estate property in Canada?

What documents do I need to sell my real estate property in Canada & Which particular document is the proof of my ownership? I believe it is some kind of title, transfer and survey document?
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When and how to create a will document Vs. inheritance rules

I few questions related to will: Q1: Is there any particular kind of assets for which you must have a will document or inheritance rules are sufficient? In particular: Real Estate Automobile ...
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How can I open a Canadian bank account from within the US? I am a Canadian citizen residing in the US

Can I open a Canadian bank account from within the US? I am Canadian citizen residing in the US for many years. I would rather not travel to Canada just to open a bank account if possible. Does ...
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Tax sheltered investment vehicles for retirement in Canada

Is there any investment vehicles to tax shelter income for retirement on top of RRSP & Pension? I know about LIRA. When you switch job you usually get your pension funds transferred into LIRA. ...
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Relationship between RRSP and Pension plan in Canada

What is relationship between RRSP and Pension? I know that contribution to Pension Plan reduces your contribution limit to RRSP but is it only certain kind of Pension Plan or all? Does it matter if it ...
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Approach to modifying invoices in previous fiscal period?

I have a small business in Ontario Canada and I file my taxes each year. Let's say I discover an erroneous invoice from the last fiscal year for which I've already submitted my tax returns to the ...
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Taxable income when bad debt discovered in a different fiscal period

I have a small business and I'm trying to understand how bad debts affect taxable income. I am using accrual method of accounting. Let's say in the year 2008, I sent an invoice 101 to a client for $...
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Do I have to pay into Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as part time contractor?

I have a fulltime job with a company but in my spare time I do some contractor work for a few clients I gathered overtime. I understand that I have to pay income tax at the end of the year over my ...
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Social Security/Medicare tax withheld on TN visa

For reference, I worked for 4 months at an internship in Massachusetts in the summer of 2016. I'm a Canadian citizen/resident, and don't pass the substantial presence test for 2016. Is there anywhere ...
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When I'll receive social security

I am Canadian and have worked in USA from Jun 2000 - Dec 2006. I have paid all the taxes, Can I get back my social security which I paid during my stay in USA?
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Tax Questions for Internship on TN Visa. Should I fill out Form 8843?

I worked for 4 months at an internship in Massachusetts in the summer of 2016. I'm a Canadian citizen and resident and have a few questions below. For background, I don't pass the substantial ...
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Can't find my deceased mother's taxes BC Canada

My mother is recently deceased and I have officially finished tearing through her things. I found a filing cabinet that SHOULD have had her taxes in, and a fire safe that also should have had them in,...
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W8 question - regarding contract work in the US

I'm Canadian and used to work in the US randomly on visa. Now I reside full time in Canada and am doing some contract work in the US. They have asked me to complete a W9 but I do not have a visa ...
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Might I need a credit score to rent, or for any other non-borrowing finances?

I'm moving to Canada soon, and I've read that some people use credit cards for the sole purpose of building up a credit score that they might need. Personally, I consider a system requiring this ...
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Moved to Canada for Grad School, Getting Heavily Taxed in U.S

I'm about to file my U.S. tax return for 2017. In August of 2017, I moved to Canada from the U.S. for graduate school (I am a U.S. citizen). I was on a vacation during April 15th, 2018 and quickly ...
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Received capital gains dividends from a Canadian mutual fund. Do I need pay tax in Canada?

I have some mutual funds in Canada from BMO. I am a non-resident of Canada. I am U.S.A resident. I recevied capital gains dividends. Do I need to pay capital gains tax in Canada? Or just pay U.S.A.? ...
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Can I get a full-time job in Germany but ask the German company to sign contract with my own corporate in Canada instead of myself?

I found a full-time job and I am moving to Germany. I've established a corporate in Canada and did some consultant job through it. Is it possible for the Germany company to sign the contract with my ...
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Why are you required to file your taxes if you employer deducts them for you? [duplicate]

When you work for someone they automatically deduct tax from your pay and give it to the government. Filing your tax returns allows you to get money back if they taxed you too much. So why is not ...
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How to wire transfer from Europe to a CIBC account please?

I am trying to receive money from a European company to my Canadian CIBC account. I received the SWIFT CODE - CIBCCATT from my bank. The company also asked for a BSB NUMBER. The person I spoke to at ...
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Should I diversify? If so, into what?

I am 29 years old. I worked very hard at a well-paying (but not exciting) job and spent my vacation time buying and renovating properties. Currently, I have 4 condos with an approximate equity of 445,...
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Canada - Is a business or website a depreciable property

I'm considering buying a small online business. Is it a depreciable asset, and what class of asset?
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As a US Citizen can I open a Canadian bank account without my social security number?

As I stated in the title: will I need to provide my Social Security Number if I choose to open a bank in Canada as a US Citizen?
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Just graduated, what to do with cash gift

I recently graduated from a university in Alberta with just about $19000 of student loan debt, between my provincial and federal loans. However, as a graduation present, I was given $20000 to either ...
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How would one find foreclosures in Canada, Newfoundland?

I am starting to look for a new home, and am wondering how one would find foreclosure in Newfoundland.
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Power of Attorney on Bank Account - Anything to Watch out For?

In planning for their later years in life, my parents want to have me become power of attorney, and to have control of their banking accounts, etc. They are still of sound mind, etc, and I wouldn't ...
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Use equity to purchase second home in Canada

I tried searching, but did not see one specific to Canada. I have a home I'm living in worth approx. $180,000. I owe approximately $126,000 on the mortgage, which I have been paying extra towards ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

I live in Quebec, and my rent cheque was stolen from my landlord as they travelled to the bank to deposit it. They've asked me to stop payment on the cheque, and provide them with a new one. The ...
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Where can I find articles of incorporation for Canadian financial institutions?

Search for a Federal Corporation does not have financial companies. A list of financial companies is given here.
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Canada's new mortgage laws

I need help understanding Canada's new mortgage laws? I have tried looking at the information online, and it keeps saying it will need a bigger downpayment, but to my understanding it just increases ...
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Endorsed cheque [closed]

I am trying to understand the underlying contract of an endorsed cheque a bit better, and would love to know how the liabilities are determined in the following situation: Alice writes a cheque to ...
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Should I expect a receipt when giving a post-dated cheque?

I gave my landlord some post-dated cheques for rent spanning the next 6 months and wasn't given any receipts. It was explained that they don't give out receipts until the cheque has been processed/...